FanDuel College Football Picks For November 19-20


Mar 23, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Rocky the South Florida Bulls mascot performs against the Louisville Cardinals in the second round of the women

There are four games making up the Thursday and Friday games this week, meaning there are a few less options than most slates. That still gives us plenty of options to choose from. Who are the best? Let’s go digging!

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My Tuesday-Wednesday and Wednesday-Thursday lineups placed last week. I placed in one of the Saturday lineups, but there were too many duds to actually make much money. Greg Ward and Trevone Boykin leaving with injuries hurt if you spent on them.

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To finish in the money, you need to choose the best high priced players, and the best cheap options to let you afford some high priced players. I will give you some of each option at each position and let you choose from there.

Here are my FanDuel College Football Picks for November 19-20:

Next: Who Will Put Up Big Numbers At QB?

Nov 14, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) calls a play during the third quarter against the Temple Owls at Raymond James Stadium. South Florida 44-23. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports


Best Bet:

Quinton Flowers, South Florida ($8,700): Flowers has really played well over the last month. He has not thrown an interception in his last four games, with two of those games coming against tough defenses in Navy and Temple. He is also a major threat running the football, which makes him a strong play against Cincinnati. The Bearcats have done pretty well against the pass (217 yards per game), but have allowed 186 yards rushing per game on the ground. Flowers will find some way to hurt them.

Honorable Mention:

Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati ($9,100): If you are going to spend the money, Flowers is the much safer option because of the way the South Florida defense has played. That said, the Bulls have not faced a guy with the ability of Kiel. Temper your expectations some, but Kiel should at least be able to sniff 25 FanDuel points, which is not great for his price tag, but he could end up outscoring Flowers with that total.

Dark Horse:

James Summers, East Carolina ($6,800): Summers and Blake Kemp have both had their share of struggles this year, but look for Summers to have a big game against a poor Central Florida defense. His running ability gives him the best chance to succeed no matter who takes the bulk of the snaps. Just be wary of Blake Kemp. If he does get the starting nod, which seems unlikely right now, I am going with Texas State’s Tyler Jones instead.

My pick: Flowers

Next: Who Are The Best RB's?

Sep 26, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Texas State Bobcats running back Robert Lowe (28) rushes during the second quarter against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Running Back:

Best Bets:

Robert Lowe, Texas State ($8,200): Louisiana-Monroe’s run defense is awful. They have given up an average of 222 yards per game on the ground. While Tyler Jones will take up some of that allowance, Lowe should get the lion’s share of it. Lowe put up big numbers on a statistically similar South Alabama defense (248 yards, 3TD) back on October 24th. He likely won’t do that well, but he should be well over 100 yards.

Marlon Mack, South Florida ($7,600): Mack decimated what is regarded as a good Temple defense last week. Mack racked up 230 rushing yards, another 42 through the air, and scored three touchdowns. Expect him to be a huge part of the offense once again when the Bulls host Cincinnati.

Honorable Mention:

Jeremy McNichols, Boise State ($9,100): His streak of five straight games with over 100 rushing yards is in serious jeopardy against an Air Force defense that is only allowing 115.6 rushing yards per game. That said, the Broncos are still going to run the ball a lot to keep the pressure off of young quarterback Brett Rypien. Whether that will translate into success or not is anyone’s guess. I’m not going to say you shouldn’t play McNichols, I am just saying that it is a much bigger risk than usual.

Mike Boone, Cincinnati ($6,100): Boone finally seems to have a grasp on the Cincinnati starting running back position, but he will still cede carries to Hosey Williams and Tion Green. Also, South Florida shut down Temple’s Jahad Thomas last week, so Boone will likely find things slow going on Friday. Then again, for this price, he could end up being a nice bargain.

Dark Horse:

Ben Luckett, Louisiana-Monroe ($5,500): Texas State’s run defense has been among the worst in the country since the first game. They have now worked their way up to 125th, but they still allow a whopping 273 rushing yards per game. Luckett shredded Arkansas State for 149 yards last week. He should have no problems whatsoever doing that to the Bobcats.

My picks: Mack and Luckett

Next: Can You Afford To Not Play Thomas Sperbeck?

Oct 24, 2015; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck (82) makes a touchdown catch from Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien (4) (not seen) during the first half against the Wyoming Cowboys at Albertsons Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver:

Best Bets:

Thomas Sperbeck, Boise State ($8,800): Sperbeck is by far the best receiver on the board in this tournament. Air Force has been a stingy defense against the pass as well, only allowing 190 yards per game thorough the Air. That said, BYU and Washington are the only defenses to hold Sperbeck under 80 receiving yards this season, and that was before they lost Ryan Finley for the year. Sperbeck has been Rypien’s favorite target by far, and will be targeted enough that he should still be the highest scoring receiver of this tournament. You just have to pay a little more of a premium for him.

Chris Moore, Cincinnati ($6,500): Moore has caught four touchdowns in his last three games, and is now tied for the school record in touchdown catches with Mardy Gilyard. If anyone catches a touchdown against a tough South Florida defense, it will be Moore, which makes him worth taking a shot on.

Honorable Mention:

Rodney Adams, South Florida ($6,000): Adams, like most of the South Florida team, struggled early on, but he has stepped up lately. He racked up a career high 147 receiving yards last week against Temple, and with Quinton Flowers seemingly improving by the game, Adams is a strong bet to hit the century mark against Cincinnati once again.

Isaiah Jones, East Carolina ($5,800): Jones has been the most reliable receiver for the Pirates up until the disaster that was the South Florida game. That is the exception, not the rule. When you can get a number one receiver on a team going up against a well below average offense for this price, you take it!

Dark Horse:

Marcus Green, Louisiana-Monroe ($4,800): Green has been the most targeted Warhawk receiver in each of the last four games now, which makes him arguably the best bargain on the board here. He has caught 36 passes for 431 yards and five touchdowns in his last five games. Do you really think Texas State is going to stop him? I don’t either….

My picks: Sperbeck, Moore, and Green

Next: Can You Save Money At TE?

Sep 26, 2015; Greenville, NC, USA; East Carolina Pirates tight end Bryce Williams (80) reaches out before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The East Carolina Pirates defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 35-28. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Tight End:

Best Bet:

Bryce Williams, East Carolina ($3,000): Due to the relative ineptitude at quarterback for ECU, Williams has had a pretty busy season. He has not been held without a catch this year, so he is at least going to get you something, which you can’t say for the other options at the desolate wasteland that is the tight end position in this tournament.

Honorable Mention:

Jake Roh, Boise State ($3,200): Roh has caught a pass in all but one game, and caught his first touchdown of the season last week against New Mexico. Whether that is a harbinger of things to come remains unseen, but he should at least get you some points.

Dark Horse:

Garrett Griffin, Air Force ($2,000): With Falcons quarterback Karson Roberts setting career highs in passing yards in each of the last two weeks, Griffin has found himself a larger part of the offense. Will that continue? Well, there’s the risk you incur if you need the extra $1000 to spend elsewhere.

My pick: Williams

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